Oshodi Olumuyiwa Akinola (born February 8), known professionally as AkayCentric and formally known as Akay, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and Entrepreneur. He is known for his soothing vocals, captivating lyrical deposition, live band versatility and for performing in a wide range of musical styles, including R&B, Afropop, Highlife, pop, soul, reggae and Blues.
Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria and raised in Jaji, Kaduna, He moved to Lagos State in 1997 to further his education at Command Day Secondary School, Ikeja. He released his debut music “Addicted” which featured Chocolate city ace rapper Iceprince Zamani in 2010 which led to the birth of his musical career. He then had his first collaboration “Fly” featuring Squeel from Jamaica. After dropping out of Ayeesha Music in 2014, AkayCentric joined Monkey Media House Records in 2015 which led to the release of his 2015 highlife song “Loving you” and release of his debut video “Parachute” and signed a recording contract officially with Monkey Media House Records in 2017. In the same year, he rose to fame with the release of the successful singles “After All” and “Mamma Mia”.
AkayCentric in 2018 released an audio single “wait” which got him nominated along side YoungD, Dr Jazz, Young D, PsychoYP, SkilloJ, Ajaa, and Famous Bobson at the Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Choice Fast Rising Artist, he emerged winner of this category.